Frequently Asked Questions
How do I qualify?
The program is available for people of all ages in the Stevens Point community who are homebound.
What defines homebound?
What if I need a special diet?
A registered dietitian plans all meals. Your physician ordered the diet you receive. Your physician must order all changes. A “Certification of Need” is required from your physician. Meals on Wheels will obtain this certification from your physician or home health nurse.
How long can I recieve meals?
How much do I pay?
YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS ARE NECESSARY FOR OUR PROGRAM TO CONTINUE. Our cost for providing this service is over $8.00 per meal. This cost includes food, preparation, office and staff expenses. Meals on Wheels accepts donations toward the cost of this service. We offer you the opportunity to donate all or part of the cost of your meals. You must decide how much you can give. We will send you a statement at the end of the month telling you how many meals you received. An envelope will be enclosed for your donation. You may use a check or money order made out to Meals on Wheels. All contributions are confidential.
What time are the meals delivered?
Will my meal be delivered in bad weather?
- If the Stevens Point Public Schools cancel due to bad weather, meals will not be delivered. When meal delivery is cancelled it will be announced on the local radio stations. The following television stations will list the school closing
a. WAOW: channel 9
b. WSAW: channel 7
- The safety of our drivers is of utmost importance to us, therefore, when road conditions are questionable, drivers are asked to use their best judgment in the delivery of meals. You are encouraged to keep a 2 to 3 day supply of non-perishable food on hand in the event of an emergency situation that may force us to cancel meals.
Can I get meals on the weekends?
How soon can I get started?
What if I am not going to be home?
Can someone other than the recipient receive the monthly statement for the meals?
Yes, please contact the office at 715-341-0081 for more information.
Can I start meals for my parent, grandparent or neighbor?
Yes. Compete the Service Request form or contact us at 715-341-0081. Be sure to leave a message if we are unable to answer your call.